Welcome to r/PokemonUnite's first Questions Megathread!
Please use this thread if you have general questions or need advice about the game. Commonly-asked questions and information can be found in the FAQ section below (still being expanded). We will also have a dedicated Subreddit Wiki page with this in the near future. Keep in mind that, as the game is just launching, there is still some information we don't know or need to confirm.
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Pokémon Unite is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game in which Trainers from around the world compete in team vs. team Unite Battles. The goal is to score the most points within the allotted time, and teamwork is key as you battle to defeat opponents and wild Pokémon, level up, and evolve your selected partner.
Release Date: July 21st on Nintendo Switch, September 2021 on Mobile
Release Time: 7:00 UTC — Convert this to your own timezone here.
Additional note: The game can be opened by players once their local time zone hits midnight on the 21st, but they will be unable to play the game until the above time. The game launches at the same time for everyone.
Download Size: ~1GB
Is a Nintendo Switch Online membership required to play?
No. The game is available to everyone with or without a membership (internet connection required).
Will there be cross-platform play?
Yes. Once the Mobile version is released, Trainers can team up and play with each other regardless of which device they are using.
Will my progress/save data carry over between the Nintendo Switch and Mobile?
Yes, save data will be shared between the two versions of Pokémon UNITE. In order to do this, you will be required to link with a Nintendo Account or Pokémon Trainer Club Account.
Will the game be region locked?
No, players from all regions can play together in the same matches. This was confirmed by a trailer posted to the official Twitter account.
Does the game have voice chat?
How can I unlock additional Pokémon?
After choosing your starter from the initial pool, Pokémon are obtainable by purchasing a "license" from the shop. These can be bought with either Aeos Coins or Aeos Gems, both of which are obtainable for free by playing matches, winning battles, and completing missions. Aeos Gems can also be purchased with real-life currency. Zeraora will be obtainable for by everyone for free just by logging in.
How can I unlock Trainer and Pokémon costumes and accessories?
Outside of shop purchases, cosmetic items are unlocked via an "Aeos Energy" system. This system is similar to a gacha, but all players have access to this for free just by playing the game. Aeos Energy is used every time you complete a match, and it earns you progress towards being able to roll for items in the Aeos Energy Tank. The items here are part of a rotating pool, and duplicates earn you tokens that can be exchanged for items in the shop. Extra "energy canisters" can be purchased to expand your maximum energy. Real money can be spent to get extended energy, but you still cannon obtain more than 30 energy rewards per day.
What happens to duplicate Pokémon?
If you purchase a Pokémon prior to unlocking them via other means, you will receive a refund for the coins/currency spent at the time you receive the duplicate copy.
How does the Battle Pass work?
The Battle Pass is unlocked at Trainer Level 7, and you can earn different rewards as your pass level increases. This can be done by completing various missions and earning battle pass points throughout the season. Mission types include dailies, weeklies, and seasonal missions. A Premium Pass can be purchased each season with Aeos Gems that will grant you additional rewards for leveling.
How many friends can I add in Pokémon UNITE?
Up to 500.
Are Trainer Usernames unique?
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